KAMPALA – Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has advertised the job of Chief Justice as the current office holder Bart Katureebe nears retirement.
Justice Katureebe is set to retire this year as he clocks the retirement age of 70 after five years of service. In an advert seen by this website, JSC says applicants have until January 31 to hand in their papers for the job.
“Applications are invited from suitable and eligible Ugandan citizens to fill the following vacant post available in the Financial Year 2020/2021, in the Courts of Judicature as specified below. Applications on Public Service Form 3 (Revised 2008) should be submitted online to the Secretary Judicial Service Commission (JSC), in a single document to: email@example.com with hard copies delivered to the Office of the Chairperson, and Secretary Judicial Service Commission (JSC), LOTIS TOWERS, 6TH — 8TH FLOOR P.0 Box 7679, Kampala which should be received not later than 5:00 p.m of 31st January 2020. Applications should bear the title of the post applied for as well as the reference number specified against the vacancy,” the advert reads in part.
“Applicants should attach on the duly completed Form, a Curriculum Vitae (CV) containing the names and contacts of three (3) Character and three (3) Professional referees, a recent passport size photograph, certified copies of academic certificates and transcripts and a copy of the National ID. Applicants already serving in Government should attach a copy of their latest Certificate of acknowledgement of Declaration of Income, Assets and Liabilities from the IGG. In addition, Applicants are required to submit a self-assessment declaration on competences whose details can be accessed at www.jsc.go.ug,” the advert adds.
According to JSC, applicants should be Ugandans in possession of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from a recognized University 1 Institution plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre or from any other recognized institution within the East African Region. Any Advanced/ Post Graduate qualification will be an added advantage.
“Applicants must have served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Uganda or of a Court having similar jurisdiction for not less than twenty years before a Court having unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters (Article 143(1) (a) of the Constitution,” the advert adds.
“Any period during which a person has practiced as a public officer holding an off. for which qualification as an advocate is required, shall be counted in the calculation of the period of practice required under clause (1) of Article 143 even though that person does not have a practicing certificate (Article 143(2) of the Constitution,” the advert says.
“Applicants for this post should attach at least four (4) Judgments (criminal and civil) they have written or any legal publication or writing. The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: I. Be the Head of the Judiciary and be responsible for the administration and supervision of all Courts in Uganda. ii. To preside over the sittings of the Supreme Court in the exercise of its functions. To issue orders and directions to the Courts necessary for the proper and efficient administration of Justice,” the advert adds.